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Amanda Micklus

Principal Analyst, Datamonitor Healthcare

Connecticut, US
Amanda has been tracking corporate strategy and business development activities in the biopharma and medtech industries for more than 10 years. She is a principal analyst with Informa’s Datamonitor Healthcare where she researches and analyzes trends in corporate strategy and dealmaking, and compiles reports for clients. Amanda also writes trends pieces for Informa’s IN VIVO and START-UP publications, and contributes to Informa’s Strategic Transactions deals database, researching and writing analyses on individual biopharma and medtech transactions. Before joining Informa, Amanda spent five years at Purdue Pharma, working as a market research analyst and information searcher. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry-Business from the University of Scranton, and a Master of Science in Library & Information Science from Long Island University.
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Deals In Depth: May 2018

In a $969 million deal, Genentech is investing in Lodo Therapeutics’ soil microbiome research to discover natural products. After several offers, Shire agreed a $79 billion takeover by Takeda, which moves into the top 10 pharma companies. Biopharma financing was slightly down while device financing increased, with a large proportion coming from FOPOs.
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Deals In Depth: April 2018

For potentially over $1 billion, Boehringer Ingelheim gained an early-stage anti-cancer immunotherapy from OSE. Novartis again expanded its gene therapy capabilities in the $8.4 billion buy of AveXis. Biopharma and device financing both decreased.
Deals Market Intelligence

Device/Diagnostics Quarterly Deal-Making Statistics, Q1 2018

Device fundraising in the first quarter totaled $7.6 billion, thanks to Siemens Healthineers $5.2 billion IPO, which accounted for more than two-thirds of the total. Q1 M&A activity reached $6.7 billion, a significant rise from Q4's $3.9 billion. Similarly, aggregate first quarter diagnostics financings (at $1.5 billion) and M&As (at $543 million) also experienced substantial increases over the previous quarter.

Deals Market Intelligence

Diversification May Be At Play As Big Pharma Deals With Challenges

Pharmaceuticals have been, and are forecasted to be, the main revenue driver for big pharma, but reliance on this market could shift because of challenges, ranging from generic and biosimilar competition to low R&D productivity. An analysis based on the indicative profit potential metric finds that branded prescription drugs remain the most profitable market to play in, but other sectors may offer opportunities.

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Deals In Depth: March 2018

Merck & Co and Eisai expanded upon a 2015 trial collaboration and signed a $5.8 billion alliance. Vertical integration in the health care services industry continued with Cigna's $67 billion acquisition of PBM Express Scripts. Siemens Healthineers' $5.2 billion IPO propelled device financing to $6bn.
Deals Market Intelligence

Biopharma Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q1 2018

Biopharma financing started the year solidly with $16.6 billion in total deal value, a 14% increase over the previous quarter. Q1 2018 biopharma merger and acquisition deal value, led by Cigna's $67 billion buy of Express Scripts, topped even the previous all-time-high set in Q4 2107, while alliances totaled $30.7 billion and featured big oncology and neurology partnerships.

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